ELSA Turku

ELSA Turku is the ELSA Local Group for law students at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

ELSA Turku is part of ELSA (the European Law Students' Association), an international network of European law students. Our association is a local group in Finland whose members study law at the University of Turku or Åbo Akademi University. As part of the international ELSA network, our goal is to promote the internationalization of law students and to support their professional and academic development.

We organize various events and study trips throughout the year. Our office is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 noon to 2 pm. You can come to the office to drink a cup of coffee, read our member magazine, or just hang out in a good company. You can also buy patches for overalls and ELSA- cloth bags. The entrance to House B is between the houses A and B, with an elevator to the second floor, from the door on the left and immediately to the right.

ELSA – The European Law Students' Association

ELSA is an international organisation run by and for students. ELSA has more than 50 000 members coming from over 300 faculties of law. ELSA consists of ELSA International Board, National Groups (such as ELSA Finland) and Local Groups (such as ELSA Helsinki, ELSA Joensuu, ELSA Rovaniemi and ELSA Turku).

The activities organized by ELSA are divided into three key areas: Academic Activities provides many opportunities to practice important skills and explore legal career opportunities through excursions, moot court competitions and other academic events. Seminars & Conferences organises seminars and international events that provide opportunities to network and meet fellow students in Finland and abroad. STEP traineeships offer law students and young lawyers with valuable opportunities to work abroad.

Become a member

How to get involved?

Our events have as low threshold as possible for participating, and the easiest way to join our activities is to simply show up! Yearly we organise dozens of events such as study trips, excursions, seminars and competitions and promote the international possibilities ELSA has to offer. For some events the members of our association are prioritised, so you should join us in order to secure your participation. As a member of your ELSA Local Group, you are also entitled to the membership benefits of other Finnish ELSA groups. You can easily become a member by clicking the link below and purchasing your membership from our online store! You can also join our mailing list in order to keep up with current and upcoming activities!

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Contact details

ELSA Turku

Yo-talo B, 2. kerros Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 B, 20500 Turku


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Board of ELSA Turku 2019

Emilia Sakko
Emmi Kotilainen
Secretary General
Veera Väyrynen
Miia Hannukkala
Vice President for Marketing
Iida Knaappila
Vice President for Seminars & Conferences
Heta Salmi
Vice President for Seminars & Conferences
Camilla Saarinen
Vice President for Academic Activities
Henni Heikkinen
Vice President for Academic Activities
Otto Pekka Leikkonen
Vice President for Student Trainee Exchange Programme
Bella Laiho
Director for Student Trainee Exchange Programme
Ella Keränen
Director for External Relations
Katri Niiranen
Director for External Relations
Tuuli Salmia
Director for Contact & Career
Anika Zabeen
Director for Contact & Career
Emma Laaksonen
Director for Academic Activities & International Students
Christel Vialen
Director for ELSA News
Janita Rastas
Director for Seminars & Conferences
Tiia Korhonen
Director for Marketing & ICT
Roosa Pienihäkkinen
Assistant for ELSA News
Venla Ristola
Director for Marketing & ICT
Tuuli Dunder
Director for Seminars & Conferences

Contact & Career

ELSA Turku is the organizer of the Contact & Career recruitment fair. The Contact & Career recruitment fair is an annual student and working life event that offers businesses and students an opportunity to network. Bringing together students and businesses is our goal, which we will be honoring year after year.

The 33rd fair is organized in January 2020. We have decades of experience in organizing successful fairs. The event will certainly reach a significant number of students from different fields. The fair attracts thousands of visitors each year.

For more information, visit the website of Contact & Career (Finnish only).

Travel expenses

(Please see the Finnish version of this page for details.)

Fuksi News


ELSA Turku ry:n säännöt (in Finnish)

Matka- ja osallistumistukiohjesääntö (in Finnish)

Ansiomitaliohjesääntö (in Finnish)

Contact & Career -neuvoston ohjesääntö (in Finnish)

Edustusbudjettiohjesääntö (in Finnish)

Sijoitusohjesääntö (in Finnish)

STEP Advisory Board -ohjesääntö (in Finnish)

Meeting minutes

Hallituksen kokous 1/2018 (in Finnish) – (2018-01-09)

Hallituksen kokous 2/2018 (in Finnish) – (2019-01-09)

Hallituksen kokous 3/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 4/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 6/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 7/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 8/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 9/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 10/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 11/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 12/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 13/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 14/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 15/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 16/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 17/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 18/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 19/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)

Hallituksen kokous 20/2019 (in Finnish) – (2019-08-31)


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Events by ELSA Turku


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